December 9, 1988
Two anti-apartheid campaigners, Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu and the Rev. Allan Boesak, met U.S. Democratic Sens. Sam Nunn of Georgia and David L. Boren of Oklahoma in Cape Town and urged the United States to take a stronger lead in fighting apartheid. "We impressed upon them the need for the United States to take a much firmer lead in terms of pressure on the South African government," Boesak, president of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, told reporters.
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November 14, 1987 |
More than half the world's Lutherans now have compacts for sharing pulpits and Holy Communion with Presbyterian and Reformed denominations, according to a review of those ecumenical ties. It was made by the Rev. Lewis L. Wilkins of Indianapolis, formerly on the staff of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches in Geneva, Switzerland, and presented at a Lutheran-Reformed conference here. However, Lutheran leaders noted that obstacles are still to be overcome before the newly merged 5.
April 13, 1986 |
Anti-apartheid clergyman Allan Boesak returned from an abortive trip to China on Friday, saying South Africa's refusal to grant him a passport made it impossible for him to do his church work. Boesak, the mixed-race president of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, is only able to travel on a travel document valid for two weeks after his passport was withdrawn by the South African authorities. Boesak had intended to go to China for a conference of the China Christian Council.
September 23, 1985 |
The Rev. Allan Boesak, facing charges of subversion in connection with his anti-apartheid activities, told his congregation Sunday, "I will resist them to the very end." Boesak said of the government: "They have no God left except the God of their guns. . . . Let them pray to that God." Last Friday, the 39-year-old president of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches was charged with three counts of subversion and released on $8,000 bail.
August 13, 1990 |
South African anti-apartheid churchman Allan Boesak, who quit the clergy last month over an extramarital love affair, has resigned as president of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, the group announced today. A statement by the executive committee of the Geneva-based alliance, grouping 175 Calvinist churches around the world with a total 70 million members, said it had accepted Boesak's resignation with regret at a closed session of its annual meeting. Dr.
October 31, 1988 |
An unusual endorsement for Dukakis came from a leading South African apartheid critic who was speaking in New York. Dr. Allan Boesak, president of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and a founder of the South African anti-apartheid United Democratic Front, lashed out at President Reagan and Vice President Bush in a Sunday sermon to more than 2,000 people at Manhattan's Riverside Church and later to journalists.